ABOUT MOUNTAIN PASS PERFORMANCE

Who We Are

MOUNTAIN PASS PERFORMANCE is an EV oriented performance company started in 2017 by a group with a deep rooted history in motorsport. Our goal is to carry that background to the electric car community, and develop EV’s into not only efficient and logical vehicles – but objects of desire. Cars that you want to drive. Cars that are rewarding and exciting to drive. There is more to performance than just power and straight line acceleration. And that is what we’re all about.

Sasha Anis is the founder of MPP. He has over 20 years of experience in the automotive motorsport industry specializing in vehicle dynamics, data logging, motorsport electronics, as well as engine calibration and component design. He has also won a number of championships as a driver and crew chief in professional racing series across North America.

MOUNTAIN PASS PERFORMANCE

STARTED AS AN OFFSHOOT OF OUR MOTORSPORTS ELECTRONICS COMPANY ONPOINT DYNO

ONPOINT DYNO

HAS TUNED AND WORKED WITH SOME OF THE FASTEST CARS IN THE WORLD. THE VEHICLE PICTURED IS A TIME ATTACK PROJECT THAT IS CURRENTLY THE FASTEST OF IT’S KIND IN NORTH AMERICA.

MOTORSPORT

WE HAVE BEEN RACING IN PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT FOR OVER 10 YEARS, HAVING WON CHAMPIONSHIPS AND RACES WITH CARS WE BUILT OURSELVES FROM THE GROUND UP. IN OUR BEST SEASON OF RACING WE WERE ON THE PODIUM 15 OUT OF 16 RACES.

CLIMATE CHANGE

FEELING THE PRESSURE FROM THE SEEMING ACCELERATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE, WE FELT MOTIVATED TO INVESTIGATE VEHICLES POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY FORMS. ELECTRIC CARS SHOWED MASSIVE POTENTIAL…

A PERFECT FIT

OUR MOTORSPORT BACKGROUND, WITH EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRONICS, VEHICLE DYNAMICS, DESIGN AND FABRICATION MEANT WE HAD A LOT OF TOOLS THAT WOULD BE USEFUL TO BUILDING AN ELECTRIC SUPERCAR.

BLUE LIGHTNING

THE RESULT WAS BLUE LIGHTNING, A LOTUS EVORA CONVERTED TO ELECTRIC USING A TESLA DRIVE UNIT. BLUE LIGHTNING WOULD GO ON TO WIN HEARTS AND RACES IN ITS FIRST YEAR, FULFILLING OUR GOAL TO MAKE BELIEVERS OUT OF THE MOST DIE HARD INTERNAL COMBUSTION FANS.

TESLA MODEL 3

THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP WAS TO START PRODUCING COMPONENTS FOR PRODUCTION ELECTRIC CARS, THE MODEL 3 PROVED TO BE THE PERFECT SPORTS SEDAN TO START WITH.

KERS KELS

WE BROUGHT OUR GT 350Z RACECAR INTO ELECTRIFICATION BY BUILDING THE WORLDS FIRST PRIVATELY DEVELOPED HYBRID SYSTEM. WITH 700HP THE Z HAS TAKEN MANY TRACK RECORDS SINCE ITS CONVERSION TO HYBRID POWER

TESLA MODEL Y

TAKING THE DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE MODEL 3, MPP PRODUCED PERFORMANCE ON AND OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS FOR WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST POPULAR SUV IN THE WORLD – TESLA’S MODEL Y

GOING TO PLAID

WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE 1020 HP MODEL S PLAID, MPP DEVELOPED SUSPENSION, BRAKE AND ELECTRONIC UPGRADES AND BUILT ONE OF THE FASTEST PLAID ROAD CARS IN EXISTENCE. IT WOULD GO ON TO WIN MANY TIME ATTACK EVENTS AND FINISH 2ND OVERALL AT ONE LAP OF AMERICA WITH TEAM PGR

How We Work

All of our product development and design is done in house, and our development center just north of Toronto, Canada has all of the tools and equipment needed for product development and design. Our facility equipment includes a state of the art 3d scanner, large volume 3d printer, fiber laser sheet metal cutting machine, 3-axis mill, lathe, MIG and TIG welders, and an AWD Dynapack chassis dynamometer.

Our machining center in Quebec, Canada features state of the art equipment, including 5-axis machines, automated multi-spindle turning centers with automatic bar feeders, an automated saw and in 2023 an in-house anodizing system was finished, offering a massive savings in time and cost – not to mention quality.

What We've Accomplished

In 2017 we took on an EV conversion project to build what we considered to be the ultimate sports car. A very capable Lotus Evora with an underwhelming engine was turned into a 500 horsepower monster in short order with the help of a Tesla drive unit. Blue Lightning has received more than its fair share of attention – garnering almost a million views across multiple YouTube videos. The first season with the car was extremely successful, with full reliability and a number of track days under its belt, we’ve proven how capable an EV road car can be on and off the track.

The reason for the EV build was to invest our energies and passion for the automobile to a more sustainable and responsible future. We wanted to be doing something we felt good about – without being boring. Blue Lightning is a great example of that, and our goal is to bring products to market that enhance the enjoyment, efficiency, and performance of EVs.

In 2020, we took our development of Blue Lightning to the next level, by combining that architecture with our record-holding Nissan 350z racecar. We coupled a 175 horsepower electric motor to a high-power naturally aspirated engine to create one of the only hybrid-electric racecars in the world. We renamed the car “KERS Kels” and went on to set some lap records with it – the car currently holds the fastest lap time at Mosport for a non-factory-built sportscar, as well as achieving a similar record at Laguna Seca in 2023 where it won the event overall, beating many factory built racecar and prototype cars.

Since Blue Lightning and KERS Kels, Mountain Pass Performance has gone on to be the leading performance aftermarket supplier for the Tesla Model 3, Y and the refreshed Model S/X. We feel we’ve achieved this by offering badass products with exceptional value and excellent street manners, coupled with industry-leading support. Setting a few EV track records while we’re at it doesn’t hurt either.

 We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what you’d like to see us working on. If there’s demand – we’re interested in making it happen.

If you’re not already driving an EV, maybe it’s time you think about it. It’s an electric party, and we’re here to make sure the cars are just as fun to drive as their ICE counterparts.